"Half of UK carbon emissions are produced by work activity. Workplaces burn energy, consume resources and generate waste and travel." Greening the Workplace, TUC Workplace Manual 2012
On these pages you'll find news, tips and useful information, campaigns and PCS policy on green issues such as climate change, energy, waste and recycling.
We believe that green or sustainable workplaces should also take on board wider issues such as ethical investment, fair trade and workers' rights.
United Resistance Against Fracking at Preston New Road, Lancashire - Trade Union week 4th - 8th June
Three months of Love & Defiance against fracking - United Resistance - was launched on 2nd April to stop Cuadrilla's plans to frack at Preston New Road. Leading off with Nanas/Women against Fracking, each week following has been adopted by different groups. A dedicated Trade Unions week will run from 4-8th June. PCS will be supporting actions and ways for members to get inovlved both in the North West region and across wider UK.
See facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/973144939505208/
Any PCS branch/member wanting further information, or to send messages of solidarity, can do so by writing to email@example.com.
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre say no to fracking; yes to climate jobs!
PCS, the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) and climate/environmental allies are starting work on a plan for climate jobs as an alternative to fracking.
In the coming months, we will work with trade unionists, academics, campaigners and anyone who wants to get involved in developing the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre climate jobs plan - a plan that gives all workers a pay rise and a real future. Find out more or volunteer to get involved, contact Green@pcs.org.uk.
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PCS is part of a growing movement demanding economic, social, and environmental justice for workers and communities for unionised zero carbon economy.
There are many ways to get involved on climate issues: at the workplace becoming a green rep, raising through trades councils and anti-cuts groups, attending meetings and joining local campaigns.
To find out more about PCS's Green work and to sign-up to the PCS green e-news bulletin, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.